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  • Folklore of Sussexby Jacqueline Simpson

    The History Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    A collection of tales from Sussex. It includes such colourful themes as lost bells, buried treasures, dragons, fairies and the devil. more...

  • Green Men & White Swansby Jacqueline Simpson

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.38

    Why do British pubs have such curious names? What tales lie behind the Moonrakers, the Hooden Horse, the Derby Tup? And why does the Green Man come in different shapes and sizes? In Green Men & White Swans , leading folklorist Jacqueline Simpson explores the fascinating stories behind pub names, uncovering the myths and legends, euphemisms and wordplays,... more...

  • A Dictionary of English Folkloreby Jacqueline Simpson; Steve Roud

    Oxford University Press, UK 2000; US$ 12.99

    Containing 1,250 entries, from dragons to Mother Goose, May Day to Michaelmas, this new reference work is an absorbing and entertaining guide to English folklore. Aimed at a broad general readership, the dictionary provides an authoritative reference source on such legendary characters as Cinderella, Jack the Giant Killer, and Robin Hood, and gives... more...

  • The Folklore of Discworldby Terry Pratchett; Jacqueline Simpson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.95

    ?One of the most interesting and critically underrated novelists we have ? The Folklore of Discworld ? co-authored with the eminent folklorist Jacqueline Simpson ? emphasizes his irreverence and drollery.? ? The Times ?Pratchett is, like Mark Twain or Jonathan Swift, not just a great writer but also an original thinker ? funny, exciting, lighthearted... more...

  • The Penguin Book of Ghostsby Jacqueline Simpson; Jennifer Westwood

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 23.98

    Shiver at the story of the malevolent apparition of 50 Berkeley Square no one has survived seeing. Listen for the tapping cane, when Jeremy Bentham?s mummified body walks through the corridors of University College. Watch out for the Roman centurion who still patrols the causeway linking Mersea Island to Essex. Shudder at the ghosts of kings... more...

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